Jayme Lemke (Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University) is a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She is also a member of the graduate faculty at George Mason University and a faculty member for The Fund for American Studies' Institute on Business and Government Affairs.
Her specialization is in public choice economics, constitutional political economy, and the political economy of women’s rights. In addition to her work on the evolution of women’s economic rights and opportunities in United States history, Jayme has written on public choice and institutional theory as applied to policing, higher education and other local public services. Her research on these topics has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Institutional Economics, Public Choice, and the Review of Austrian Economics. Her article "Interjurisdictional Competition and the Married Women's Property Acts" was awarded the Gordon Tullock Prize for the best article published in Public Choice by a junior scholar in 2016.
In addition, she is co-editor with Virgil H. Storr of Economy, Polity, and Society, an interdisciplinary book series in political economy published by Rowman & Littlefield International. Her next major project is a collaboration with Vlad Tarko titled Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School: Building a New Approach to Policy and the Social Sciences, under contract with Agenda Publishing.
Follow Jayme on Twitter at @jmelemke for updates and resources on the political economy of women's rights.